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“luxurious! ...yet affordable” 5 of 5 stars
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8 Db Kori Sidi Ben Slimane, Marrakech 40000, Morocco   |  
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Ranked #13 of 471 Hotels in Marrakech
Bern, Switzerland
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“luxurious! ...yet affordable”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

true luxury is in the quality of service and attention to detail.

having worked in a hotel myself, my attention is naturally drawn to two main things: one is the quality of service and the other is comfort. as a tourist, what i consider foremost are location and above all, value-for-money.

dar oulhoum excelled in all the above aspects.

from our arrival, owners guy and bruno not only offered everything expected of a reputable hotel but they even surpassed our expectations by anticipating our needs ! they seemed to be always one step ahead of us, always available and flexible to facilitate our requests. this gave us a real feeling of security and rest. actually we didn't feel like we were staying in a hotel, we felt like private guests in a beautiful private home. such hospitality is rare indeed.

dar oulhoum is tucked away from the noise, but only 15 minutes of a leisurely walk to the main square. the rooms are tastefully decorated, very cozy, clean and comfortable. in order to preserve a quiet atmosphere, a separate room with a fireplace is available to all guests for televiewing. wifi is available.

i recommend arranging to have your meals at dar oulhoum according to your schedule & activities... try it and you'll see why :-)

we did have our apprehensions coming to marrakech for the first time but our stay in dar oulhoum with guy and bruno made our holiday a very memorable one.

we highly recommend this hotel !!!

ariel silva
bern, switzerland
length of stay: 7 nights in suite marrakchi

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

... then you MUST stay at Riad Dar Oulhoum!

Bruno and Guy have created a beautiful Riad which is a real gem and we can't recommend it highly enough.

They arranged a Tagine for us on our first night there, which was the best we had on our entire 10 day stay in Morocco! The breakfasts, which changed daily, were served on the roof terrace and the yogurt and pomegranate was inspired and that was just the first course!

Although it is hidden away in the backs streets of the Medina, it is well worth the effort to find this 'secret' riad, as it is still within easy reach of the Souks and the Main Square.

The boys could not have done more for us and we have found the only place we're ever going to stay at, when we're in Marrakech.

We arrived as guests and but left as friends.... and have promised Guy we'll improve our French by the time we return!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 8 Db Kori Sidi Ben Slimane, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
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Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Marrakech
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites
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Ranked #13 of 471 Hotels in Marrakech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dar Oulhoum tells me a story ... The mid-nineteenth century, under the reign of Sultan Hassan 1st (born Hassan ben Mohammed in 1836 in Fez and died on 7 June 1894 in Tadla), a vizier (high-ranking official, with an adviser or minister from Muslim leaders), chooses a prime location to build this beautiful Riad, near the mausoleum of Sidi Ben Slimane (one of the seven saints of Marrakech latter being the founder of Sufism in Morocco), a sign of power. The proximity of the holy mausoleum, gave him a high respect. In the late nineteenth century, before the French protectorate, this place was that of a Spanish bank and a British legation. During the restoration of the Riad, existing telephone line upon arrival in 2000 of the weapons found at the bottom of the well and an enamelled plaque written in Arabic and Spanish testament to the power of the family that gave its name to the Derb. Subsequently we will tell to the DAR Oulhoum ... ... more   less 

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